The Herald reports that the chair of the South Auckland Caregivers Association cites a quarter of foster parents have quit, because of concern over the changes to Section 59.
Other groups have said they have not detected their foster parents leaving for the same reason, but South Auckland probably is a more challenging area than most.
Many foster parents could qualify for sainthood. It is a very demanding emotionally challenging job.
There are now a whopping 5,049 children in the care of the state. I’m not sure what proportion of those are fostered out, but generally the more the better.